Sunday, April 4, 2010

Orientation Week

After being nominated by the American Embassy in Sudan, I have been accepted into the Spring 2010 online teacher training course with University of Oregon, Linguistics Department, American English Institute
Building Teaching Skills Through the Interactive Web. It a course part of The E-Teacher Scholarship Program which is funded through the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs. This blog is created as part of the course assignments. The aim, I believe, is to keep a record or a reflective log of the course assignments. So, this blog is to going to be an e-portfolio of my work during the course.
Oh, how I miss blogging!!Unfortunately, I have stopped blogging two months ago as a result of being a prisoner in my "journey of misery" (a nick name of my PhD journey).
Back to the course. It's a 10-week online training course for English Language Teachers around the globe.I am thrilled to see different participants from different parts of the world. The course uses Nicenet.I was amazed by how easy was it to log in and explore the platform. It is very user friendly, but I feel there is something that could be added to make the homepage more appealing.I have just been able to finish my assignments this week. I hope I was not too late. I posted my introduction, a post about rubrics and a third one about what makes a good discussion.
Phew! I made it at last! Finished week 1 assignments and I am making good use of the time available starting week 2 assignments.Good job me:-)
Learning is going to be FUN!


  1. Hello, Hala!
    I am so happy to greet you at Blogger. I see our cooperation during this course will be useful! I don't know much about your country, but I'll read more about it in the WEB - I promise!!!
    Best wishes from Ukraine!
    And thank you for your kind words at my blog!

  2. Hi Ruslana,
    Thanks for dropping by!
    I am sure we will collaborate a lot during this course. As I said, learning will be FUN!
    See you around;-)

  3. Hello, Hala!

    You seem to have some experience in blogging, so please, share it with us. I read you first post in this educational blog and what you said is really interesting.

    I wish you good luck!


  4. Hi, Hala. Nice to meet you!
    I really love your blog and realize, to male successful blog one has to choose materia; to post there carefully. And design...
    Hope to learn how to make links to the favorite blogs (on my way to explore all possiblities of blogging)
    Cheers, Nilufar

  5. Hi Hala

    Congrats you've really done well thus far. Thanks for allowing me to learn from you. Do you maybe know some other sites where one can learn some more basic to intermediate things about blogs? For example, how does one go about changing your blog template/ appearance? in addition please share some of the parameters you'd set with your class blog. Great to hear that your journey allows for some time to join us in this course.
    Wishing you all the best with your studies.

  6. Thanks Jules, Nilufar, Naddine and Rusalana for dropping some lines. I will for sure answer all your questions, Juliet asap.
    Thanks again,
    Hala (falling asleep on the keyboard):-)

  7. Hi Hala, Your blog is very interesying with all those useful links. You seem to have a very good experience in blogging. I'm going to create a blog for my class to have them post their reflections on a weekly basis. I'm not sure how to do it exactly, any suggestions? I'm like Juliet, hoping to learn from you.